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FORT MYERS, FL - JULY 25: Police remove the crime scene tape after finishing their investigation of the shooting outside of Club Blu where two people were killed and at least 15 wounded on July 25, 2016 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by

Police Department Survey: Violent Crime Up in Major Cities

According to the MCCA survey, the police departments of major cities reported a total of 2,308 homicides during the first half of 2016 compared to 2,001 during the first half of 2015. Additionally aggravated assaults increased from 68,990 in the first half of 2015 to 70,809 so far this year, non-fatal shootings grew from 6,362 to 6,965 this year to date, and robberies have also increased from 46,182 during the first half of 2015 to 47,294 this year.

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ICE Nets 136 Criminal Aliens in L.A. and D.C. Areas

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has taken into custody more than 130 criminal aliens in and around Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. this month. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers made the arrests during separate operations targeting foreign

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Cuban Immigration to U.S. Still Surging

So far this fiscal year, which ends on September 30, more than 44,000 visa-less Cuban asylum-seekers have reached the U.S., according to Customs and Border Protection data provided to Agencia EFE. The current level is more than five times the number of Cubans who reached the U.S. in all of 2011, when fewer than 8,000 visa-less Cubans entered the U.S.

Mexicans deported from the US walk at El Chaparral repatriation center in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico, in the border with the US on June 30, 2016. Some 30,000 Mexicans, of a total of 207,398 deported from the US, were expelled through Tijuana in 2015, according to Mexican official figures. / AFP / GUILLERMO ARIAS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY CAROLA SOLE (Photo credit should read

Report: Deportations of Criminal Aliens Down 60 Percent Since 2011

According to a Center for Immigration Studies review of recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement data this fiscal year through the third week of June, ICE has made 168,781 deportations, down from the same point in 2015. ICE is on pace to hit 230,000 deportations by the end of the fiscal year, the lowest number of deportations since 2006.

Mexican tar heroin seized in different raid operations, File

Feds Target Mexico-Based Heroin Smuggling Ring

According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials made the six arrests Wednesday while executing six state search warrants. In addition to the arrests, the investigation resulted in the seizure of three firearms, two vehicles, 13 ounces of black tar heroin and more than $106,505 “in suspected drug proceeds.”

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to capture hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, even as the total numbers of those crossing has gone down. (Photo by

Surge Continues: 34,463 Illegals Apprehended at the Border in June

The total of 34,463 apprehensions in June — an indicator of attempted illegal entries — exceeded the 29,388 apprehensions exactly a year ago in June 2015. The number of “family units” or adults traveling with minors as well as unaccompanied minors were also at elevated levels last month.